Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    7

    Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    I've had this meter for years (purchased used though). When I got it it came with the leather Zone VI holster - which i don't use. The other day i pulled the holster from my cabinet and realized the leather was getting pretty dry so i set about conditioning it.

    I noticed on the back there are 2 small initials ("PD") in the leather done in much the same way as the Zone VI logo on the flap.

    I was wondering if anyone knew if these initials indicated anything - either who did the conversion, or maybe the initials of whomever originally ordered the meter?

    Just a curiosity more than anything else. They could have been done by one of the previous owners too but the fact that they kind of match the quality of the ZoneVI logo got me thinking. Does anyone else with these holsters have initials in theirs?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ZoneVIHolster.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	53.3 KB 
ID:	200362

  2. #2
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Humboldt County, CA
    Posts
    7,599

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    By golly, I have never looked! Mine has "PS" stamped on it in the same place as your "PD" -- but smaller font and not stamped level.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    73

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    Just looked at mine ...
    Never noticed it but mine has just a " P " stamped right between the belt slots on the back side.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    7

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    I think we're on to something big here guys!

    Makes me curious, maybe it has something to do with who made the holsters

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Port Townsend, Washington
    Posts
    318

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    I would guess the PD indicates a Pentax Digital holster and the P indicates the original Pentax analog meter. Of course, the PS on Vaughn's holster raises serious questions about my logic!
    keith

  6. #6
    Eric Woodbury
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,402

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    Pentax never made leather holsters. Could it be the leather maker's mark? That's my two bits.

  7. #7
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Humboldt County, CA
    Posts
    7,599

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Woodbury View Post
    Pentax never made leather holsters. Could it be the leather maker's mark? That's my two bits.
    They were made by/for Zone VI.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

  8. #8
    Eric Woodbury
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,402

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    Exactly. Handmade is my guess, ZVI not being a big operation. Al Weber had a leather guy making a similar case at his Victor operation. Just an idea.

    Obviously, I wasn't allowed to own ZVI products.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Location
    Oregon now (formerly Austria)
    Posts
    2,530

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    PS = Pentax Spotmeter?
    P = Pentax?
    PD = Pentax Digital?
    (So S or SS would be Soligor or Soligor Spotmeter, for which Zone VI also made holsters?)

    Just guessing.

  10. #10
    Eric Woodbury
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,402

    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter (Zone VI Holster)

    Doremus. I forgot about the Soligor meters. Your theory is sound.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •